"Making the Leap" Math Camp

ATX Tutoring is offering two, week-long, half-day (afternoon) math camps in August 2018, designed especially (but not exclusively) for students who are about to “make the leap” from elementary school to middle school, or from middle school to high school.

Students often find that the gradual increase in level of difficulty or challenge that they experienced in elementary-school mathematics takes a larger jump right as they first hit middle school – with new conceptual work in geometry, probability, ratios, data representation, and so on, on top of more extensive work with fractions, decimals, percents, and mathematical operations. Similarly, once students hit their strides in middle school, the math concepts often seem to turn out to be somewhat repetitive – until they take another leap in difficulty once high school begins – when students enter more intensive studies of algebra, trigonometry, geometric proofs, pre-calculus, and so on.

This camp is designed specifically to help review and ‘shore up’ the basic mathematical knowledge and skills learned in the child’s previous math classes and then to give them an introduction to – a preview of, a head start in – the main concepts they will be encountering in the academic year ahead.

Though aimed primarily at students making those more significant transitions, from elementary to middle school or from middle school to high school, this camp also would be useful as a math skills review camp, for any student in grades 5 through 9.

The general structure of the afternoons will be that while one group (the older or younger students) is receiving instruction or is working on a math project, the other group will be playing supervised indoor or outdoor math-related games – and these groups/activities will alternate, such that each student will participate in roughly two hours of ‘academic’ time and two hours of ‘game/social’ time.

The math instruction will be led by Audie Alcorn, a former middle school math teacher, former Montessori guide, and founder of ATX Tutoring & Academic Services. The camp will be hosted by – and will be located at – The Progress School, 2200 Justin Lane, Austin, TX 78757.

For more information or to sign up, contact Audie at audie@atxtutoring.com or at 512-817-4750.

Dates are: August 6th thru 10th, and August 13th thru 17th. Cost is $250 per week. Students may attend one or both weeks.

Depending on interest, a full-day option may become available (with the mornings consisting of additional game & social time). Cost for the extended day is still TBD.